a hand in

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a hand in (something)

A contributory role in something. It was pretty exciting to have a hand in launching the new business. We're going to find everyone who had a hand in this robbery and arrest them.
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hand in

1. verb To submit or give something to someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "in." I have to go hand in my term paper now.
2. noun A contributory role in something. It was pretty exciting to have a hand in launching the new business. We're going to find everyone who had a hand in this robbery and arrest them.
See also: hand

*a hand in something

 and *a part in something
Fig. a part in establishing or running something. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) I would like to have a hand in the planning process. I will not let Jane have a part in this project.
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